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Usain Bolt chases Olympic history in men’s 100 meters

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As Usain Bolt churned down the Olympic track, his main rival was trying to get in front of a TV monitor to catch a quick glimpse of the race. Justin Gatlin missed the Jamaican’s first-round heat. That’s OK; the American sprinter has seen plenty of Bolt to know exactly what to expect. Bolt is a huge favorite to win an unprecedented third straight Olympic title in the 100 meters on Sunday. And that’s despite pulling out of the Jamaican trials…

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Usain Bolt makes the Olympic Stadium his stage, again

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Usain Bolt finally got his party started at the Olympics on Saturday. He put his finger to his lips to ask for quiet at the starting block, rubbed his closely shaved head, crouched down for the start, then grinded through an opening round in the 100 that was routine as making the bed. “It’s always to win,” he said. “That’s what I’m here for.” He did just that in a first-round heat that was, typically, entertaining, given the low-pressure semi-sprint…

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